What is included in a Dream Dinners ShareCrate?
The Dream Dinners ShareCrate comes with three complete family dinners, each with easy-to-follow, step-by-step cooking instructions. Each meal comes perfectly prepped with all the ingredients needed to get the dinner on the table. Each meal in the medium crate feeds 2-3 people and meals in the large crate feed 5-6 people.
To see cooking instructions and nutritional information on each ShareCrate dinner click here.
What is Dream Dinners ShareCrate?
Dream Dinners ShareCrate is a care package that allows customers to ship easy, homemade and affordable frozen meals to friends and family members experiencing a life moment. Each meal is made with wholesome ingredients, and is assembled and packaged to be either cooked from frozen or fully prepared in less than 30 minutes.
Why was Dream Dinners ShareCrate created?
Dream Dinners retail customers have told us for years that they often share Dream Dinners meals with loved ones experiencing a life moment—from a new baby coming home to the challenges of an illness or a time of grief. ShareCrate brings wholesome dinners to their doorstep when they are needed the most. ShareCrate was created for our customers, by our customers, and makes loving with food easier than ever. It has never been easier to send a dinner to someone you care about.
How much does a Dream Dinners ShareCrate cost?
A medium Dream Dinners ShareCrate (feeds 2-3 people) costs $89, plus shipping. A large Dream Dinners ShareCrate (feeds 5-6 people) costs $139, plus shipping.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping for a Dream Dinners ShareCrate is a flat rate of $17.95 for a medium and $22.95 for a large.
How is a Dream Dinners ShareCrate shipped?
All Dream Dinners ShareCrate meals are carefully hand packed in a Styrofoam cooler with dry ice and are delivered via FedEx.
What is dry ice? How should it be handled?
Dry ice is the name given to carbon dioxide when it is in a solid state. Dry ice itself is not poisonous, but the surface of the solid is so cold that it should not be handled without gloves. For safety purposes, recipients should follow the guidelines below:
- Do not touch dry ice to skin, mouth or eyes.
- Do not put dry ice in drinks or eat it.
- Keep dry ice out of reach of children and pets.
- Store dry ice in an open and well-ventilated area.
- Never pick up dry ice with bare hands. Always wear hand protection: an oven mitt or heavy cloth towel works well.
- To dispose of dry ice, use a towel or mitt to protect hands. Place in a well-ventilated area like a garage or shop, or outdoors on a porch or patio, and out of the reach of children or pets. Within 24 hours the solid dry ice will convert to gas. Do not breathe carbon dioxide gas deeply or for an extended period of time.
When do Dream Dinners ShareCrates ship?
Dream Dinners ShareCrate orders can be delivered Wednesday – Friday. Buyers will have the opportunity to choose a delivery date during check out. We do not ship orders if they will be in transit over the weekend. Please allow 1-3 business days (depending on your recipient’s location) for the order to arrive.
Does the recipient need to be home when the order arrives?
The recipient does not need to be home when the order arrives, but the items included in the ShareCrate do need to be placed in a refrigerator or freezer by 8 pm on the day of arrival. All Dream Dinners ShareCrate shipments are packed with enough dry ice to ensure the food stays sufficiently cold during shipping and until 8 pm on delivery day, so the package can remain outdoors safely until the recipient arrives home.
How do I read the temperature tag included in my Dream Dinners ShareCrate?
In order to track the temperature of your Dream Dinners ShareCrate, we have included an easy to read temperature tag.
If all the dots on the temperature tag are white, meals can be placed directly into your freezer for later use or allow them to thaw in your refrigerator and prepare them over the next three days.
If the small, or both small and medium sized dots are red and your proteins are still frozen solid or contain ice crystals, the meal may be frozen for later use (even if some of the sauces are slightly thawed).
If the small, or both the small and medium sized dots are red and the meal is as cold as if refrigerated, store in your refrigerator and prepare over the next 3 days. Do not refreeze.
If the large dot is partially red and the meal is as cold as if refrigerated, store meal in your refrigerator and prepare the same day.
If all dots are solid red the food has been exposed to temperatures that may make it unsafe to consume. If a meal feels warmer than refrigerator temperature, discard and contact our Customer Support Department at 1-877-227-2837 or [email protected] to receive a replacement meal.
Is nutritional and calorie information provided?
Each dinner included in a Dream Dinners ShareCrate will arrive with nutritional information and ingredient lists. Nutritional information also can be found on our website at www.lovingwithfood.com.
What is the current delivery area for Dream Dinners ShareCrate, and when will it be available nationwide?
Dream Dinners ShareCrate is currently available for delivery to Alabama*, Arizona*, Arkansas*, California*, Colorado*, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia*, Idaho*, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa*, Kansas*, Kentucky, Maine*, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi*, Missouri, Nebraska*, Nevada*, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico*, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota*, Ohio, Oklahoma*, Oregon*, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina*, South Dakota*, Tennessee, Utah*, Vermont, Virginia, Washington*, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Additional states will be added in the coming months.
*Some exclusions apply.